The number of people who have fled South Sudan because of the country’s civil war has passed the one million mark, the UN refugee agency says.
Fighting that broke out in the capital, Juba, in July is responsible for the latest surge in those fleeing, it says.
More than 1.6 million people are also displaced within South Sudan, meaning about 20% of the population have been made homeless since December 2013.
A fragile peace deal signed last year is on the brink of collapse.
“The violence in July came as a major setback to peace efforts in South Sudan,” the UNHCR spokesman Leo Dobbs said in a statement.
The UN says more than 185,000 people have fled South Sudan since July.
“The fighting has shattered hopes for a real breakthrough and triggered new waves of displacement and suffering, while humanitarian organisations are finding it very difficult for logistical, security and funding reasons to provide urgent protection and assistance to the hundreds of thousands in need,” Mr Dobbs said.
One Comment on “Over 1 Million People Have Fled South Sudan – UN”
War war war!!
We are really in end of the system of things,no controversy.